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SOLD Alembic-1980 Series I - 32" scale - excellent condition-PRICE DROP

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Bassman8416, Aug 2, 2016.


  1. Bassman8416

    Bassman8416 Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    Long Island,New York
    Price:
    $4500
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    New York
    A lifetime dream was realized when I purchased this bass recently. I am 55 years old, although I am full time musician now, I spent at least 25 years in the construction trade and my body can't handle the weight of this amazing instrument...my shoulders and back are totally a mess after a 4 day stretch of gigs. So I will have to let this go and rethink my options. One of the switches is slightly bent but works fine. Also the neck is perfectly straight with medium gauge strings...that's with the truss completely loosened. High tension lights work as well. This bass was sent back to the mothership in 2007 or 08'. In beautiful condition, sat in a case in a closet for 8 years(probably why the neck has a slight back bow with truss loosened).
    Thank you for looking folks. More pics to follow.....
    11.4 lbs on digital bathroom scale(not sure about wood type etc)
    Trade possibilities:
    Modulus TBX 5 (34" preferred)
    Modulus Q5 Chechen board (34" scale preferred)
    Traded basses must be in very good to excellent condition.
    $4,500 Shipped !!!! Comes with original case, power supply and cable AlembicSeriesI.jpg
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2016
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  2. Bassman8416

    Bassman8416 Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    Long Island,New York
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2016
  3. very very nice !!!
     
  4. Lloydtownsend

    Lloydtownsend

    Aug 23, 2010
    Michigan
    None
    I can't believe you're selling this.
     
  5. Bassman8416

    Bassman8416 Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    Long Island,New York
    Alembic SF-2 Superfilter is now added as a partial trade option
    Price drop to
    $4650 shipped !!!
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2016
  6. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    I wonder if people realize how rare a 32" big bodied Series I bass is. Your trade listings are VERY reasonable. I wonder what the woods are, because my 34" scale Series I is significantly LIGHTER than this 32" scale.
     
  7. Bassman8416

    Bassman8416 Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    Long Island,New York
    I was told bubinga. I am waiting on Mica to get back to me with a serial number history etc. Some of those trades are with cash. Although I would do straight up trades for Modulus TBX basses as well as a 32" Mark King.
     
  8. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Yeah, I assumed some of those would be plus cash. Otherwise I'd go out and buy a Distillate and show up at your doorstep.
     
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  9. Bassman8416

    Bassman8416 Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    Long Island,New York
    Exactly....lol.
     
  10. Good seller here. Nice looking bass. Too heavy (and expensive) for me.
     
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  11. Would you consider a trade for a NS Design CR-5 fretted bass. This is NOT a Korean WAV model. I need to find a narrower neck due to arthritis in my left hand. draygriff@yahoo.com
     
  12. Johnny Crab

    Johnny Crab ACME,QSC,Fame/Hondo/Greco/HELIX user & BOSE Abuser Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2004
    South Texas
    Beautiful bass and amazing price.
    I can relate to the "too heavy" concept.
     
  13. Bassman8416

    Bassman8416 Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    Long Island,New York
    Sorry, the trade list is what it is. Otherwise cash sale.
     
  14. Bassman8416

    Bassman8416 Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    Long Island,New York
    Nice local cash deals available as well.
     
  15. Bassman8416

    Bassman8416 Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    Long Island,New York
    $4500 Shipped !!!!
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2016
  16. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    holymotherofgod...

    If that was a small body I'd be firing up the PayPal right now. Good luck.
     
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